Northwestern alum talks life as a basketball G League player in Los Angeles

By Clara Facchetti Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — When Reggie Hearn played his first minutes for Northwestern University’s basketball team, he was a walk-on with little experience. By the time his senior season came around, Hearn had become indispensable to his team. After a few years in the G League, he was signed by the […]

For one black activist group, Biden remains the front-runner

By Areeba Shah Medill Reports COLUMBIA, S.C. — In a tightly packed room with Joe Biden supporters stood Bernice Scott — the first African American to chair Richland County Council. Her dark blue badge, “Biden works for SC,” glinted as she swayed from side to side in sync with a gospel choir minutes before the […]

The craft of draft: A deeper look into one of America’s favorite beverages

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By Mackenzie Evenson Medill Reports In a booth at his Evanston brewpub he runs with his four brothers, Smylie Brothers Brewing Co., owner Mike Smylie talked about lagers, dark-roasted stouts, ales, and aged porters — all while sipping iced tea. A mission for the 42-year-old connoisseur: to make sure young adults know about beer beyond […]

Biden flocks to South Carolina after early primary losses

By Shirin Ali Medill Reports As the depth of his fifth-place finish in New Hampshire became clear, Joe Biden arrived in South Carolina on Tuesday night in an effort to salvage his weakening presidential campaign. Introduced by his wife, Jill Biden, and his campaign co-chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the former vice president enthusiastically greeted […]